Individual Friends and Supporters of Trash for Teaching
As a small not-for-profit organization our future growth depends on our ability to secure funding to maintain a stable infrastructure. Every year we strive to increase in the number of schools and organizations that receive and benefit from our programs and materials. That in turn directly increases the number of TONS of wonderful waste that we divert from local landfills. As of June, 2011, over 40,000 students have used T4T materials and over 500,000 pounds of material has been diverted from local landfill, all as a direct result of T4T efforts. If you feel strongly about supporting STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) and the Environment, we hope you will consider making a donation to T4T. Large or small, every donation counts! Thank you!
In-kind donations from the Manufacturing Industry
Trash for Teaching relies on the manufacturing community to provide the bulk of materials found in our warehouse and distributed through various kits and programs. Items that you’ve been discarding (or recycling) can become fascinating learning tools. For example a piece of plastic tubing can be used in a kindergarten classroom to demonstrate the basic principals of physics by running water or a ball through it. Suddenly a seemingly useless item has become a tool for learning the basics of physics and engineering. We’ve created science kits for middle school lessons in Optics, Sound Waves and Reasoning entirely from donated, repurposed materials! With some imagination your odds and ends can be incredibly useful!
What cast-offs? Spools, end cuts, wire, plastic, fabric, paper, cardboard, cores, plugs, adhesive papers or films, foam, etc.
What about one-time donations? Do you have a pallet of the wrong size doodads and the supplier told you to toss them…..we’ll take them! Did an order of widgets come in the wrong color….we’ll take them!
Please think about what you throw away. If it’s clean, safe, and abundant; if it’s an interesting shape, color, or texture; if you think a kid might like it….call us. We’ll send a materials specialist out to meet with you. In a matter of minutes we can determine if what you have will make a wonderful new addition to our extensive inventory of materials. At that point we can discuss a pick-up schedule that works for your operation and that will not be in any way disruptive to your production. As a not-for-profit organization we will provide you with a receipt for your donation. Please print and fax the form below or call Kathy at (310) 527-7080 ext. 12 to discuss. Thank you very much for taking the time to consider Trash for Teaching.